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Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)


European Elections 2014 Project

The European Elections 2014 is a flagship project of the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) that views European elections in 2014 including national and local elections in key
countries such as France, Hungary and the Netherlands as a pivotal moment that can either rejuvenate or seriously harm European democracy, a test of the depth of the gap between
governments and citizens on European integration. The European Parliamentary elections in May 2014 present a crucial opportunity for citizens and civil society actors to help influence and
shape the agenda of the European Union in the EUs legislative period 2015-2019. OSIFE identified three main aims: 1) to support projects that amplify the voice and demands of constituencies
that are far from the centers of power, 2) to fight all types of hate speech, and 3) to mobilize voters to take part in this rare political moment of transnational democracy.

This document lists all the elections-related grants that OSIFE is supporting through the European Elections 2014 project (open call grants, targeted mobilization efforts, up-scaling grants and
grants related to post-election actions), the Hungary project, the Italy project and the Open Society Fund to Counter Xenophobia, as well as election grants from the At Home in Europe and
European Civil Liberties projects. Finally, there is an election-related legacy grant from the Open Society Youth Initiative and a co-funded project of OSIFE with the OSF Information Program.

OSIFE European Elections 2014 Project Grantees

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
The purpose of this grant is to create an interactive news-story as a snapshot of
the current anti-European forces through a political-fiction experiment built with 02/17/2014- Mr. Pedro
journalistic elements: an imaginary state. This fictional country has three levels of 05/25/2014 Garca
Radical Europe: The (spotlight USD
Acuerdo representation local, regional, and national level all based on real examples of Campos
populist challenge on FR, 15,598.38
contemporary Europe, namely from France, Slovakia and Hungary. The aim is to pedro@acuer
show the reader how these forces behave once they come to power and do it
through an interactive mosaic.

The purpose of this grant is to ensure that AEGEEs already existing, award
winning (2013 Charlemagne Youth Prize) project Europe on Track will reach its
AT, BE, full potential of motivating thousands of young Europeans to participate in the
BG, CZ, European Parliamentary elections 2014. More specifically, during one month
DE, ES, AEGEE sent two teams of volunteers travelling by train through 15 Member States Mr. Luis
FR, GR, to promote the European Parliament elections at universities and to provide 02/01/2014 Alvarado USD
AEGEE-Europe Europe on Track -
HR, HU, students with relevant information, enabling them to make an informed choice. president@ae 32,268.00
IT, NL, PL, During these tours the volunteers engaged with people via street actions, flash 10/01/2014
RO, and mobs, panel discussions, workshops, interviews, information booths, and face to
SK face meetings. The travel route included Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland,
Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia,
Italy, Spain, and France.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount

The purpose of this project was to implement a pan-European pledge campaign,

aimed at engaging citizens in the election process by mobilizing them to directly
Towards a European
contact MEP candidates standing for election. The campaign called on candidates Ms. Nicola
Parliament all 28 EU
to formally pledge to improve EU accountability by introducing robust lobby Freeman USD
ALTER-EU Committed to Member
transparency rules and limiting undue influence once elected. Over 1100 coordinator@ 150,000.00
Transparency and States
candidate MEPs and over 40 elected MEPs from across Europe pledged to stand- 01/01/2014
up for citizens and democracy against excessive lobbying influence by signing the -
Politics for People Not Profit campaign pledge. 12/31/2014

This project aims to mobilize, channel and amplify the voice and demands of
LGBT Italian people and their sympathetic allies in the European Elections 2014,
Mr. Michele
by constructing a permanent tool for monitoring, campaigning, mobilizing and
LGBT Mob-Watch Breveglieri USD
ARCIGAY IT lobbying in this and further elections. Arcigay aims to inform, mobilize, and 12/01/2013
Italy-Europe 2014 segretario@ar 99,690.00
channel the voice of LGBT voters and those sympathetic to their cause to -
reduce the distance between Italian and EU standards of LGBT protection by 12/31/2014
highlighting the positive role of EU in terms of human rights and LGBT rights.

The objectives of the project are to bring human rights and fight to xenophobia
and discrimination at the center of the debate for 2014 European elections and to
let the voices and demands of Roma, Sinti, migrants and detained persons be
Per i diritti, contro la heard in the debate for 2014 European elections. This project also aims to counter 01/01/2014 Mr. Paolo
Associazione 21 xenofobia - and reduce the xenophobic discourse during the election campaign and at the - Stasolla USD
luglio Campaign for rights, European Parliament. The project activities will include monitoring of media 07/01/2014 segreteria@2 49,782.00
against xenophobia sources in order to detect discriminatory or inciting to race-hate behavior towards
migrants and corrective actions and strategic litigation (where applicable), as well
as a handbook aimed at raising the candidates awareness on human rights of the
above mentioned groups.

The project combining monitoring and advocacy to counter extremist tendencies

Analyzing and and to strengthen the voice of civil society was carried out by the Budapest-based
reporting the 2014 non-profit organization Athena Institute in partnership with EUrologus Online
Mr. Kristof
European elections magazine. The monitoring and documentation track of the project was to 01/01/2014 Domina USD
Athena Institute and countering HU systematically analyze and compare the programs, statements, and activities of - k.domina@ath 35,000.00
extremist and Hungarian political parties and their fringe organizations throughout the elections 08/31/2014
populist political campaign with EUs fundamental value. The public advocacy and communication
voices in Hungary track of the project builds on these monitoring results and aims to provide daily
news coverage to the general public using online media platforms.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
This project was done in partnership with Colour Youth, an Athens based LGBTQ
youth community organization. Their campaign addressed the issue of invisibility
and marginalization of the LGBTQ community, one of the most socially excluded Ms. Andrea
groups in Greek society. The project is a first step towards aligning civil liberties Gilbert USD
Athens Pride Vote for your rights GR 12/09/2013
available to LGBTQ persons in Greece with those in the rest of EU by addressing contact@athe 26,000.00
the existing disparity and claiming equality for all. The activities proposed included -
a pre-election survey, which was used to better target their campaign, flash mobs, 08/23/2014
monitoring activities, and the lobbying of candidates.

This project's objective is to turn political apathy amongst young people into
awareness about the need to vote, through a combination of face-to-face
communications, supported by a through-the-line media and promotional
11/01/2013- Ms. Mevan
Bite The Ballot - campaign. The project aims to engage young people furthest away from politics to
08/31/2014 Babakar USD
Bite the Ballot European elections UK register to vote, by going into the most deprived schools around Britain to
mevan@biteth 138,634.00
2014 introduce an interactive role play game called The Basics, with young people
delivering these sessions to one another. These sessions will be building up to
National Voter Registration Day (February 5), when they will try to stimulate more
than a third of a million young voters to register to vote.

Bite the Ballot will develop a web app version of their Show Me the Money game.
Mr. Michael
The intention is to make the game more accessible to young audiences and the
Web app version of 04/01/2014 Sani USD
Bite the Ballot UK use of the games in educational and community group settings. Providing the app
The Basics - mike@bitethe 25,000.00
in a web format will allow for multiple database synchronization, which will enable
geo-specific information to be pulled in making the playing experience more
relevant to each user.
Created in 2005 during the urban riots in the suburbs, Bondy blog has become a
model and a symbol of citizen journalism in France. With the French local and
European elections in the spring of 2014, the projects main aims encompass Mr. Adrien
Pas de quartiers pour improving the perception of people living in the suburbs, promoting new ideas and Chauvin USD
Bondy Blog FR 02/01/2014
les clichs ! new political actions, supporting diversity, fighting all discriminations, developing 49,467.00
collaboration between youth and well-known media, and giving suburban youth -
educational and technical resources to express themselves in writing, public 06/30/2014
speaking, as well as in front of the camera.

Budapesti The aim of the womens shadow cabinet is to enhance womens role in
Szocilis democratic public life, including politics, and to mobilize women prior to Hungarian 11/01/2013
Forrskzpont national and municipal elections as well as the European Parliament elections in - Ms. Zita Olah
Women's Shadow USD
(Regional Social HU 2014. This shadow cabinet should take a stand on issues concerning the country 10/01/2014 zita.olah@bsz
Cabinet in Hungary 49,515.00
Welfare Resource and offer their solutions to pending problems. They aspire to become a proactive
Center of factor in daily politics, making an impact on current and future governments
Budapest) policies on womens issues.
Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
The project aims to mobilize people to vote through a door-to-door campaign and
Fighting political the organizing of a national day against islamophobia. In addition, they will use a
social network campaign with video clips and radio programs to generate 10/04/2013 Ms. Sonia
islamophobia -
awareness on the necessity of voting and run a monitoring website to denounce - Omakhir USD
CCIF Combattre FR
islamophobic hate speech. The overall goal of this project is decreasing the large 09/15/2014 somakhir@gm 49,882.00
abstention rate amongst Muslim communities, by promoting voter awareness and
registration through mosques and community organizers.

The project aims to stimulate public support and election turnout among
ambivalent voters in order to prevent the election of xenophobic, racist, and other
EP elections 2014- radical political options representing Croatia at the EU level. The proposed Ms. Sandra
Centre for disclosing hate activities include a public barometer measuring hate speech, ambassadors Beni USD
HR 01/01/2014
Peace Studies speech and promoting the values of non-discrimination and equality, online blaming and sandra.bencic 46,840.00
discrimination shaming campaigns using satire video clips, and thematic concerts against racism -
prior to the elections, as well as strategic litigation and cooperation with the 08/01/2014
Croatian ombudsperson office.

Recognizing that marginalized groups and their representative organizations

Centro Studi ed (where they exist) have very little by way of resource, skills and time to develop Silvia
Iniziative clear counter messages to advocate for their own needs, this project aims to Ciaperoni USD
Platform for Voice IT develop key messages, which will be backed up by facts and statistics, across
Europeo 02/28/2014 silvia.ciaperon 8,910.00
(CESIE) three countries in which this is most needed. Together with International Alert and -
its project CESIE organized local forums in Palermo, Sicily that included migrants 07/31/2014
and minorities to identify common challenges that they face.

This project includes an awareness-raising and voter registration campaign in the

French suburbs to encourage citizens, especially disengaged youth, to get Mr. Bocar
Cit en involved in political life and vote in municipal and European elections. The Niane USD
Vote-Up! FR -
Mouvement planned activities included going to strategic places where many people gather, 12/31/2014 cenmouveme 19,400.00
equipped with computers and printers, to register people on the spot. They also
organized speed-dating public events with candidates.

The French edition of the League of Young Voters aims to increase youth
participation in the 2014 municipal and European elections by informing young
Ms. Alexandra
people about European institutions, raising awareness about European citizenship
League of Young 12/01/2013 Thieyre
and discussing the role of youth in the society, and promote the inclusion of youth USD
CNAJEP Voters (Ligue des FR - alexandra.thie
issues in the debates and campaigns at both the European and national level. 39,726.00
jeunes lecteurs) 12/01/2014 yre@cnajep.a
Additionally, they will conduct a survey focusing on political interests, behaviors,
but also the assessment of problems identified by young people and their
proposed solutions.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
The project addresses the issue of insufficient political participation of EU citizens
Operation vote. residing in Italy and aims to stimulate their active engagement in the political and
Enhancing public life by mobilizing them to register and vote in the 2014 European Ms. Sara
Cooperazione 01/01/2014
participation of EU Parliament election. The projects specific objectives are to raise awareness Malavolti USD
per lo Sviluppo IT -
citizens in European among these EU citizens about their rights to vote and stand as candidates in s.malavolti@c 46,090.00
dei Paesi 11/01/2014
Parliament and local European and local elections in Italy, to mobilize them to participate through a
elections. multi-media information campaign, and to amplify the voice and demands through
their representative associations who are partners of the project.

The purpose of the grant is to continue this well-established voter mobilization

Campaign Hj 01/01/2014 Daniel Sachs
Daniel Sachs campaign beyond the EU elections on May 25th and also mobilize voters for USD
Rsten - raise your SE - ds@proventus
Foundation equality, diversity and openness and against xenophobia and nationalism in the 09/15/2014 25,000.00
voice .se
Swedish National elections on September 14th.

This project aims to make social media tools available to civil society
organizations throughout Europe, so that they can mobilize people more
effectively to vote in the 2014 European elections. Demos will produce tools and Mr. Jamie
Mobilizing the vote techniques, like open source software, that could be used to analyze real time Bartlett
HU, IT, 11/01/2013 USD
DEMOS through social media Twitter data, in order to allow campaigners to increase turnout of target groups. jamie.bartlett
NL, and - 129,484.00
in 2014 These tools will be made available online free of charge. Demos will also train
UK 11/20/2014
advocates and civil society groups interested in civic and political participation k
through a series of two-day face-to-face workshops in France, Greece, Hungary,
Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK.
EU level
This project uses professional news reporting to foster debate on how open
with focus
society values are under stress in the run up to the European elections. Topics
on AT, BE,
include the rise of hate speech by Europes far right, the increased use of
BG, DE, 01/01/2014 Mrs. Lisbeth
intolerant rhetoric and policies by mainstream politicians, as well as the rise in
EUobserver ES, FI, FR, - Kirk USD
Open EU 2014 hate crime on the streets of Europe. EUobserver recruited experienced, local
ASBL GR, HR, 05/31/2014 130,992.00
journalists to visit campaign events, conduct interviews and solicit high-level op-
HU, IT, m
eds in 16 countries. By going local, EUobserver was able to point out worrying
cross-border trends, rather than merely report on isolated incidents. They
published a total of 128 articles in the period from February to May 2014.
and UK
This up scaling grant allowed for a journalistic account of the May EP elections
and the implications of the results, by producing another 32 articles during the Ms. Meg
EUobserver Open EU 2014 - 06/01/2014 Chang USD
EU-wide month of June. High quality reporting on why citizens in certain Member States -
ASBL extension mc@euobserv 29,353.00
voted the way they did and expert analyses on whether illiberal anti-immigrant 06/30/2014
parties manage to form a coherent political group in the European Parliament will
be of key importance in the immediate aftermath of the May elections.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
Through this project EUobserver aim to fill the gap in journalism on what EU-level
decisions mean at a national level, and what national decisions mean for the EU.
Most media have, until now, taken a top-down approach by posting reporters to
Ms. Meg
Brussels to cover EU policy-making. However, EUobserver is proposing a bottom-
EUobserver 01/01/2015 Chang USD
Beyond Brussels up approach, by recruiting a network of independent journalists in EU capitals to
ASBL EU-wide - mc@euobserv 75,000.00
cover the impact of those policies and to highlight important local events. The
journalists will co-operate on cross-border stories which are often invisible at the
national level. This project will help the public hold EU leaders to account and give
new feedback to policy makers, helping to support European democracy in a
practical way.

The main objective of this transnational project covering 18 EU Member States is

AT, BE, to amplify the voices of those far from the center of EU power, including those in
BG, CZ, vulnerable situations, such as migrants and youth, as well as those who are
DE, ES, politically active locally but currently unaware of the European dimension of their Mr.
Vote for the 01/06/2014
European FR, GR, work. They reached out to citizens who are less likely to actively take part in the Alessandro
voiceless: Amplifying - USD
Alternatives HR, HU, European Parliament elections, particularly young people, through six Valera
the voices of the 06/30/2014 49,500.00
Italian branch IT, NL, PL, transnational caravan tours, election parties, a dedicated website a.valera@eur
PT, RO, (, video interviews, and an online communication
SI, SK, campaign which uses humor and satire. The project has a strong activists and
and UK community-based nature, thanks to the collaboration with local NGOs,
stakeholders, activists, and volunteers.

This grant contributes to the organization of the Autumn Campus, Fix Europe.
The camp will be preceded by an evaluation meeting of various touring projects
that took place during the European Parliamentary elections campaign. The
European FixEurope - Bllesbach
Campus and the evaluation meeting together will try to decipher the impact of 09/10/2014 USD
Alternatives European EU-wide d.buellesbach
projects that seek to reach out to citizens and engage them in the political - 24,950.00
Italian branch Alternatives Autumn
process. The Campus will also raise the question of how best grassroots and 12/10/2014
Campus m
transnational civil society organizations might use the current European
Parliamentary term to create cross European platforms and joint initiatives around
shared objectives.

European Citizen Abroad is a nonpartisan citizens organization dedicated to

educating fellow Europeans abroad and encourage them to get involved in EU
Mr. Olivier
policy debates. Their first campaign aims at increasing their participation in the
Europeans Abroad 11/06/2013 Nataf
European May EP election, but also raising awareness of unequal voting rights and the need USD
Vote 2014 World wide - contact@eucit
Citizens Abroad to take action for a greater sense of European citizenship. They will combine an 20,000.00
(#EAV2014) 06/15/2014 izensabroad.e
online awareness campaign, which features a special website, social media
outreach, cartoons and white board animations, with several offline activities, such
as Europeans Abroad Cafes and outreach activities by local teams of volunteers.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
To involve the creative media-making community (video and animation artists and Mr. Menno
European other creative media-makers) in the debate around the elections and European 01/15/2014 Weijs
Radical Democracy USD
Cultural EU-wide politics in line with OSIFEs general objectives by connecting to social networks - MWeijs@cultu
for Europe 261,619.00
Foundation and digital media platforms, using film as an awareness-raising tool, to reach a 05/15/2015 ralfoundation.
wide audience and have a maximum impact. eu

The proposal is an extension to the League of Young Voters project to enable the Mr. John
creation of a user friendly database of national and European manifestos for the 05/12/2014 Lisney USD
LYV - Comparison of all 28 EU
European Youth EP2014 elections in the form of an online tool, linked to the projects online - john.lisney@y 27,770.00
Manifestos Online Member
Forum platform. It follows a request from grassroots campaigners, to provide an online 07/27/2014
Tool States
tool for the comparison of EP election manifestos as it relates to youth.

The project run by the (V4 Revue) and their legal representative
EUROPEUM aims to reveal misleading and untrue statements by politicians and
to discourage them from misusing facts in political debates. The 8 months project 12/01/2013 Ms. Lucia
EUROPEUM - Naming and shaming revolves around four main activities: 1) facilitating the establishment of a -
CZ, HU, Najslova USD
Institute for populism in EP Hungarian fact-checking portal based on the examples of two key 07/31/2014
and SK lnajslova@eur 49,930.00
European Policy election campaign partners in the implementation of this project; 2) monitoring campaign speech prior
and during the EP elections 2014; 3) running a series of articles on the applicants
webzine; and 4) organizing four public debates in smaller towns (Sopron, Pecs,
Zilina, Brno) to reach out to disadvantaged youth groups.

The project of has four main activities: 1) Adapting Finance Watchs policy
analysis material for a wider audience through animated videos, infographics, and
Mr. Adriaan
Changing the Rules cartoons; 2) Engaging its members, which include consumer groups, trade unions,
BE, DE, 12/01/2013 Bayer
Finance Watch of Finance in Europe housing associations, and advocacy NGOs, to adapt and spread Finance Watchs USD
FR, and - adriaan.bayer
AISBL is Essential for material to their own constituencies; 3) Lobbying MEP candidates directly and 175,576.00
NL 07/31/2014 @finance-
Democracy through calls for action to the general public to make financial reform a key priority
for the upcoming Parliament; 4) Ensure that media coverage of the EU elections
reflects their priority of making finance serve society.

The primary goal is applying a combination of naming and shaming and satire to
counter the rise of hate-speech in the discourse of both extremist politicians and
Foundation for
mainstream political parties, which is negatively affecting, both in the short and
an Open 01/01/2014 Mr. Ovidiu
European Elections long term, the LGBT community, Roma, and women. The main hypothesis of the
Society - Voicu USD
2014: countering the RO project is that just as xenophobic public speech can affect attitudes and behavior,
(formerly Soros 12/31/2014 ovoicu@soros 91,500.00
rise of hate-speech the absence of it, or the public condemnation of such statements, can lead to
Foundation .ro
xenophobic attitudes becoming less tolerated. The Soros Foundation Romania
wants to test this hypothesis both in the specific context of European elections as
well as during Romanias presidential elections in November 2014.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
This project aims to inform and mobilize Romanian migrants living and working in
Foundation for other EU countries to make use of their right to vote in the May 2014 European
Ms. Victoria
an Open Parliament elections. The project builds on a hypothesis that mobilizing migrants
01/01/2014 Cojocariu
Society Romanians vote for to vote can show that while racist and nationalistic speech can help win some USD
EU-wide - victoria.cojoca
(formerly Soros Europe votes, there is a political price to be paid as well when these constituencies use 41,250.00
07/31/2014 riu@fundatia.r
Foundation their voice in the debate. Using desk research, policy analysis and monitoring, the
Romania) project will produce two mobilizing tools: a voting guide for Romanians living in the
EU and a communication campaign to inform and motivate voters.

CIDOB seeks to enhance political participation, representation and integration of

Fundaci migrant populations in the multicultural neighborhood of El Raval in Barcelona,
Centre The Raval Project: who could not vote in the May 2014 European Elections. This research and
10/01/2014 Ms. Clara
dInformaci i giving a voice to advocacy project aims to give these voiceless citizens a voice by aiming to USD
ES - Crixams
Documentaci those who could not understand their views about the European Union, their aspirations, interests and 24,973.00
01/12/2016 ccreixams@ci
Internacionals a vote preoccupations and ensure that these concerns reach the local and European
Barcelona policy-makers. OSIFE is co-funding this 14-month long project in the amount of
(CIDOB) USD 24,972.80 to secure EU funding from the Europe for Citizens program.

The project builds on GONGs rich experience in facilitating public debates and
established reputation among decision-makers, opinion-makers, politicians,
traditional media, and the wider public to engage people in a bottom-up agenda
Political Agenda Ms. Saa
setting for the upcoming 2014 EP elections in Croatia. GONG's project aims to USD
GONG Setting: Reclaiming HR 02/01/2014 Segrt
identify and mainstream ideas of citizens and grass-root initiatives and to send out 49,843.00
Democracy -
positive messages of open society values, while also encouraging undecided
voters to get out and take part in the elections. GONG will cooperate with the CSO 06/30/2014
coalition Platform 112 and the Centre for Peace Studies.

The project combines anti-racism campaigning efforts directed towards the Mr.
Placing anti-racism
general public with advocacy and lobbying activities directed towards policy Chrysanthos
Heinrich Bll and anti- 01/01/2014
makers in Greece, as well as political parties in Greece and the rest of the EU. Vlamis USD
Foundation discrimination on the GR -
The activities of the anti-racism campaign relate specifically to sensitizing public chrysanthos.vl 33,200.00
Greece pre and post- 12/31/2014
opinion on racism in Greece and to flagging these issues on the pre- and post- amis@gr.boell
electoral agenda
election agenda of the candidates and future MEPs. .org

This project aims to raise the political awareness and participation of the
Hungarian LGBT community, to promote a public discourse which is more
It's about you - Mr. Tams
responsive to the needs and rights of LGBT people, and to fight homophobic and
LGBT people and 01/01/2014 Dombos
Hungarian transphobic hate speech in Hungary. The project wishes to reach these aims by USD
their rights in the HU - dombos.tama
LGBT Alliance preparing an information website, organizing a political debate, conducting a 39,580.00
2014 elections in 07/31/2014 s@lmbtszovet
political mobilization campaign, and monitoring and responding to hate speech
incidents during the election campaign. Their project will apply two key methods to
achieve its objectives, namely monitoring and mobilization.
Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount

The goal of the project is to develop a set of communication tools that enhance the
chance to unlearn certain mechanisms of hate speech and to feed into new
Ms. Gabriele
critical thinking and analyses of peoples own involvement in discriminatory 01/02/2014
IG Kultur Check the facts - Gerbasits USD
AT speech. To achieve this the projects activities encompass a collection and -
sterreich Mind the gap gerbasits@igk 49,500.00
analysis of hate speech in Austrian election campaigns, workshops to develop 07/31/2014
communication materials using humor and satire, and the production and
dissemination of a video clip entitled We check the facts!.

This project, done in cooperation with the European Network Against Racism
European elections (ENAR), developed campaign initiatives and advocacy tools, aiming to make both
2014: Cross- European political parties and individual candidates to commit to a universal,
Mr. Joel le
communities all 28 EU indivisible, and cross-communities equality policy agenda. In parallel, support to 12/01/2013 Deroff USD
ILGA-Europe mobilization project Member ILGA-Europe and ENAR member organizations cross-borders and cross- - joel@ilga- 68,000.00
for a universal and States communities campaign initiatives will be provided in the form of campaign 06/30/2014
indivisible EU materials (translation of campaign documents and elaboration of campaign
equality agenda videos) and thanks to a re-granting scheme for joint campaign initiatives (events,
twinning, exchanges of practices and of participations).

International Alert and its project partners, Symbiosis and the Commission for
Filipino Migrant Workers (CFMW), organized local forums bringing together people
from minority groups in the UK, Greece, and the Netherlands in order to identify
Mr. Barry
key messages to combat sexist, racist and xenophobic speech of candidates who 01/01/2014 Navarro
International UK, GR, are seeking (re)election in 2014. By sending out these messages, backed up by - USD
Platform for Voice bnavarro@int
Alert and NL facts and statistics, through a variety of different channels (and with the help of 07/31/2014 49,930.00
communication experts) they provided a platform to give voice to people who are
marginalized from the center of power, making their voices finally heard. The
project partners also monitored and micro targeted candidates and parties who
use xenophobic speech and sent messages to their potential opponents.

Kieskompas, develop a voting advice application called EUVOX 2014, which was
available free of charge to citizens of all 28 EU Member States. In order to
determine the positions of all EU candidates this VAA, which is an improved 01/01/2014 Mr. Oscar
all 28 EU version of the award-winning EU Profiler that was co-developed by Kieskompas - Moreda
Kieskompas EUVOX 2014 Member for the 2009 EU elections, uses candidates election promises as expressed in 10/01/2014 Laguna
States official documents. An important characteristic of this VAA is that it does not give oscar@kiesko
one-sided voting advice. Rather, it positions each user in the political landscape,
giving the user a nuanced portrayal of his or her distance from all parties in the
political spectrum.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
BG, CZ, This grant is to enhance Kieskompas project EUVOX 2014, to improve the level Mr. Oscar
Facebook Marketing HR, HU, of outreach in certain countries were they feel the level of interest is lower than 04/14/2014 Moreda
Kieskompas Campaign for LT, PO, expected. For this reason they would like to use Facebook advertising to target - Laguna
EUVOX 2014 SK, SI, young people (18-34 year olds) across the entire EU, while focusing particularly on 05/24/2014 oscar@kiesko
and RO the seven countries in which turnout in the last EP elections was below 30%.

The grant will be used to finance a high level meeting in Amsterdam on November
Dealing with 8-9th 2014, during which academic experts involved in the EUVOX project will Andr
Skepticism: present the main findings of the European wide project. This funding will also Krouwel USD
Kieskompas EU-wide -
Understanding pro- support the drafting of the main findings and a research agenda, aiming to help andre@kiesko 15,000.00
and anti-EU attitudes civil society organizations, media and political actors to devise strategies on re-
of voters engaging citizens.

This project, which is directed particularly at young people, has been designed
around informative activities and interactive sessions, like simulations and debates
between youth and national and MEP candidates, which give youth the USD
Lithuanian 03/01/2014 Ms. Gintare
opportunity to engage with politicians directly, as well as more creative activities
Youth Council I Do Care LT - Alaburdaite 9,723.00
which include a flash mob and a voting booth curtain design competition. LiJOT
(LiJOT) 12/31/2014
will also produce six short videos, three of which will be showing scenarios that
can occur when young people do not choose for themselves, and three
informative videos about elections.

The principal goal of the project is to engage young people in Greece, Hungary
Our Elections Our and Italy around the issue of migration, and the importance of fighting xenophobic Ms. Naomi
Europe: Engaging speech and promoting inclusive attitudes around this. This project will run a three- 02/01/2014 Love
Media Diversity UK, GR, USD
young people around month media campaign from February to May 2014, targeting young people, -
Institute HU, and IT 49,663.00
the European encouraging their participation in elections, promoting inclusive attitudes, diffusing 06/30/2014 media-
elections positive stories about migration, and exposing the attitudes, misrepresentations,
and manipulation of xenophobic politicians through humor and drama.

MPGs eight-month pilot project raises awareness for citizenship campaigns that
aim to encourage immigrants to apply for naturalization, to register to vote, and to
BE, CZ, turn out to vote in the upcoming elections. These campaigns include targeted 01/01/2014 Ms. Sarah
Piloting Immigrant DE, DK, naturalization and voter turn-out services, as well as citizenship ceremonies. The - Cooke
Migration Policy Citizenship ES, FR, project is led by MPG and national lead partners in cooperation with important 09/01/2014 O'Dowd USD
Group (MPG) Campaigns across IE, IT, LU, national stakeholders, bringing together a coalition of immigrant-run NGOs, scodowd@mi 80,073.96
Europe PL, and service-providers, lawyers, local and regional political actors, media organizations,
PT and naturalization authorities. The project, focusing predominantly on third-country m
nationals, will take place in a carefully selected group of countries; namely those in
which it expects to have a maximum impact.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount

The project goal is to create greater awareness of the importance of voting

amongst eligible voters in North West England, especially those from other EU 04/15/2014 Mr. Alan
Member States. In order to achieve this, the proposing organizations plan to -
Migrants Rights Anstead USD
My vote matters UK conduct a series of informative activities (on the importance of registering to vote 09/30/2014
Network alan@ukren.o 12,917.00
and voting) and to create a space for debate and discuss issues that have an
actual impact on the lives of migrants (such as the freedom of movement) with
candidate MEPs from all the mainstream political parties.

The project aims to inform Hungarian citizens living in the United Kingdom about
their right to vote in the place of their residency and encourage them to participate
Mr. George
in the European Parliamentary elections. The campaign primarily focuses on USD
04/01/2014- Greskovits
Milestone London but also extends its activities to other major university cities in the country,
Vote Europe! HU, UK 06/15/2014 greskovits@m 24,800.00
Consulting Kft such as Cambridge, Oxford and York. The project acknowledges the specific
socio-demographics of the expat population. Most Hungarian expats are physical
workers, however, university students also represent a distinct group and the
increasing number of young professionals further diversifies the group.

The purpose is to support an extensive media campaign in the Czech Republic to

increase voter turnout, especially among young people, for the elections to the
Nadace Open Voter mobilization European Parliament (EP) in May 2014. The campaign, which will also promote Mr. Robert
Society Fund and information informed voting and highlight the 10th anniversary of the Czech Republics EU 01/15/2014 Basch USD
Praha (OSF campaign for the EP
membership, will include video spots that will be promoted both online and through robert.basch 30,000.00
Prague) elections in May 2014 the media. The campaign targets the entire Czech Republic, as well as Czechs 12/15/2014
living abroad - particularly in Austria, the UK, Germany, Slovakia, and France,
which are the countries in which the biggest communities of Czechs can be found.

With this project MSS aims to inform young people about the importance of
participation in decision making process, especially at the EU level, and to actively
National Youth promote participation in the forthcoming European elections. MSS will promote Ms. Tea Jarc
Youth Voice at 04/01/2014 USD
Council of SI political participation in general, and the EP elections in specific, by using youth- tea.jarc@mss.
European Elections 9,840.00
Slovenia (MSS) friendly formats, language, and channels, including a short video with Slovenian si
celebrities. The campaign will include video spots that will be promoted both online 05/31/2014
and through the media.
With this project New Europeans aims to secure the registration of non-British EU
citizens living in the UK, as well as to bring voting rights to the attention of UK Ms. Tamara
UK focus
citizens living elsewhere in Europe. They attempt to boost voter participation Flanagan
but EU- 02/14/2014 USD
New Europeans Vote! Vote! Vote! through an online campaign featuring a multilingual website, short films and social tamara.flanag
wide - 48,558.50
media work, as well as through offline individual dissemination activities and an@neweurop
outreach 06/30/2014
appeals that are organized alongside established associations of EU communities,
civil society groups, student groups, trade unions, and other institutions.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
The project will work with young women to support their engagement in the 2014
Northern Ireland Mrs. Emma
elections to seek change through the EPs work in its next mandate. WomenZone
Women's 01/01/2014 Patterson-
will focus on raising awareness of the European political and policy context, USD
European WomenZone EU UK - Bennett
capture issues of importance to women, and work with candidates, existing MEPs 15,040.00
Platform 12/31/2014 niwep@btcon
and political parties to encourage the active participation and engagement of
young women in politics.

NumbersEU is seeking a grant to extend the project duration of its FactCheckEU

crowd-checking portal ( The project has had a positive pilot
phase and the organization is now concentrating on turning it into a more
02/01/2014 Curatolo USD
NumbersEU FactCheckEU EU-wide permanent reality. The funding will allow for one full-time employee to continue
- pietro@factch 14.600.00
work on the website (to avoid a pause so long it will risk losing readers
permanently) while seeking long-term funding opportunities and collaborations
with similar-minded projects aimed at increasing transparency and participation at
the EU level.

The campaign plans to identify, expose, and ridicule hate speech on the internet
and aims to create a movement that will counter the influx of public and
anonymous hateful comments. The choice of the controversial word and its
connotations is a conscious one as it aims to be easily remembered. The online 01/01/2014 Mr. Ondrej
#DON'TmasturHATE AT, CZ,
campaign featuring a website aggregating references to use of hate speech online - Starinsky USD
OSF-Bratislava international GR, SK,
and highlighting key messages against it and an outreach strategy to promote the 12/31/2014 ondrej.starins 44,754.90
campaign and UK
tool will be complemented by a set of offline activities, namely capacity building
workshops for activists, campaigners and NGO representatives as well as for
young people in advertising and communication fields, and public debates and
regional roundtables on related issues.

Vote Abroad:
With this project OSI-Sofia aims to mobilize Bulgarians residing in other EU 03/01/2014 Mr. Marin
Mobilizing Bulgarian
countries to vote in the 2014 European Parliament elections. They will combine - Lessenski USD
OSI-Sofia Citizens for the EU-wide
direct mobilization efforts with an awareness and information campaign, while also 11/30/2014 mlessenski@ 34,901.00
European Elections
stimulating the creation of associations or informal networks of Bulgarians abroad.

This project aims to increase voter turnout, as well as participation in community

and political life in general. Through an information campaign they aim to help Ms. Dorota
voters to make fact-based and informed decisions. The Polish City Club will 01/01/2014 Zimnoch
Polish City Club Aspire UK establish a platform for dialogue, engaging with the main political parties, the zimnoch.dorot
10/30/2014 49,810.00
Polish communities abroad, as well as to the local and British media. They will a@googlemai
also conduct research (qualitative and quantitative) to better assess the situation
and provide fact based information to the public.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount

The project aims to make EU citizens aware of the significance of the upcoming
elections and to expose the activities of the far-right political forces, through a
with a
series of communication products, including a catalogue on ethnocentric, far-right, 11/01/2013- Mr. Peter
Political Capital Defining the stakes of and anti-EU parties, in-depth analyses on the elections, infographics, and videos. 11/30/2014 Kreko USD
focus on
Institute the EP elections The goal is contributing to the political mobilization of the pro-EU voters via public kreko@politic 95,228.00
analyses, by two interconnected tools: a) emphasizing the stake of EP-elections
and the importance of EP as a political body and by b) alarming with the
NL, and
expansion of the ethnocentric far-right and euroreject political forces.
This project revolves around the voting advice app called VoteMatch Europe
2014, based on the policy positions of national political parties in 12 EU countries.
AT, BE, This project has a strong national character and in essence there will be 12
Empowering voters BG, CZ, different VAAs, as in addition to a common set of 20 questions there will be 10 Mrs. Gerda
through VoteMatch DE, IT, LV, questions which have particular national relevance. Furthermore, while all 11/14/2013 Bosdriesz USD
ProDemos -
Europe and NL, PL, participating partners work with the same back end technology, the user interface g.bosdriesz@ 217,249.00
Information Meetings SK, ES, is customized for each national audience. ProDemos also organizes meetings 06/01/2014
and UK during national, local and EU elections for target groups that are difficult to reach.
The aim of these meetings is to provide information to the attendees, and to
mobilize them to vote.

The campaign, which targets predominantly 18-35 year olds, strives to become
Mr. Dominic
the communicative hub for all mobilizing activities around the European elections
DE (and 04/06/2014 Schwickert
in Germany. To achieve this, the campaign will revolve around an interactive
Progressives European - ds@progressi USD
iChange Europe campaign website and social media (mainly Facebook and Twitter), as well as
Zentrum neighbor 05/31/2014 ves- 24,800.00
count on the support of German celebrity stars, like the captain of Germanys
football team. OSIFEs support complements the main funding provided by the
Mercator Foundation.

The main goal of project by the Prospect Foundation in cooperation with Standard
Media Monitor is to monitor xenophobia in the campaign leading up to the
Ms. Viktria
Prospect List of shame The Hungarian national and European Parliament elections in 2014, to keep track of
01/13/2014 Kkes USD
Mhely voice of the HU the xenophobic discourse used by politicians, parties, media, and journalists, and
- info@tenytar. 44,664.00
Alaptvny democratic people to publicly name and shame them. The project aims to ensure that a counterpoint
06/13/2014 hu
to hate speech emerges in public discourse and to stigmatize those who profess
exclusionary and hateful views and to relegate them to the periphery.

List of shame The Ms. Viktria

Prospect The main goal of this project, which is an extension of an earlier grant [OR2013- 04/14/2014
voice of the Kkes USD
Mhely HU 09514] is to extend their monitoring work to EP elections given that the previous -
democratic people II info@tenytar. 18,400.00
Alaptvny project ended focusing on national ones (due to last minute changes by the 06/30/2014
(2014) hu
government in setting the dates).

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
Workshop for media The objective of the workshop is to make leading journalists and media
Public experts on the link practitioners from Europe aware of the direct impact they can have on the rise of
12/16/2013 Ms. Elisabet
Diplomacy between news populist, xenophobic and Eurosceptic movements with the way they cover stories
- Moragas USD
Council of coverage and ES about the EU in general, and the elections in particular. Moreover, by exchanging
01/31/2014 emoragas@di 27,049.00
Catalonia populist, xenophobic best practices the workshop aims to trigger a change of attitude amongst
(Diplocat) and Eurosceptical journalists and media practitioners so that they will report about the EU in a way
movements that does not directly promote the cause of these movements.

This project promotes participation in the political process amongst

underrepresented groups, particularly migrants, women, and Muslims. The project
will be run by a consortium of three local organizations in the Rotterdam area.
12/01/2013 Ms. Marianne
Making every voice SPIOR, a platform of Islamic organizations which combines 66 mosques and other
- Vorthoren USD
SPIOR count: Elections in NL grassroots Muslim organizations, will work together with Dona Daria, the center of
06/30/2014 m.vorthoren 100,000.00
the Netherlands 2014 expertise for womens emancipation in Rotterdam, and PBR, an umbrella
organization of migrants grassroots organizations in the region, on a community-
led campaign and face-to-face information meetings. The project will also have a
specific focus on Surinamese, Antillean and Cape Verdean youth and women.

The project Your Vote, Your Choice is an initiative of the Stefan Batory
Your Vote, Your Foundation led coalition of Polish NGOs to run a non-partisan get-out-the-vote
10/30/2013 Ms. Anna
Choice: voter mobilization campaign aimed to increase voter turnout in the European elections
Stefan Batory - Samel USD
mobilization IE, PL, UK in Poland and together with their partner School of Leaders Association (SLA)
Foundation 07/31/2014 asamel@bato 340,000.00
campaign before EU and local Polish diaspora associations such as the Forum Polonia in Dublin and
elections in Poland, the Polish City Club in London among Poles living in Ireland and the United
UK and Ireland Kingdom.

With the project Pinocchios election campaign 2014 the Eurofact Foundation
04/01/2014 Mr. Remmel
wants to improve Dutch citizens ability to make a well-informed decision when
Stichting Pinocchios Election - de Weerd USD
EU-wide voting in the European elections. They aim to better the quality of the debate by
Eurofact Campaign 2014 07/31/2014 remmeltdw@ 10,000.00
publishing a series of fact-check articles on statements made by politicians and
other public figures about Europe, the EU, and the Euro.

SOMO proposes to target the EU as well as the governments of Italy and the
Netherlands to apply pressure before and after the EP elections to adopt concrete
policy measures in the following areas: 1) more stringent tax reporting and 11/01/2013 Mr. Ronald
Public Loss, Private transparency requirements for transnational companies, including on beneficial - Gijsbertsen USD
Multinationale NL and IT
Gain ownership and country-by-country tax payment reporting; 2) strengthening the 12/31/2014 R.Gijsbertsen 150,000.00
fight against illicit capital flows; 3) financial sector reforms that prevent the costs of
excessive risk taking to be borne by tax payers and societies; and 4) enhanced
enforcement mechanisms for corporate accountability in general.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount

The goal of the project is to provide a single repository of information about

candidates' reputations for integrity for the upcoming European and Latvian
Bringing Parliament elections in 2014 based on publicly available records and media 02/01/2014 Ms. Evija
Transparency Accountability to the reports. Using methods that allow screening of all the main candidates against - Goluba USD
International European Vote in LV concrete criteria, such as whether they have criminal or administrative sanctions 12/31/2014 evija.goluba 65,000.00
Latvia - Delna Latvia: Voters for corruption and conflict of interest and other rule of law violations, questionable
Memory Project ethical behavior, questionable information from financial and assets declarations,
and hate speech; information will be gathered, evaluated, and published in
Latvian, Russian and English.

The purpose of this up-scaling grant is to support the media strategy of the project;
Bringing the funds will be used to boost the campaign before the European Parliamentary
Accountability to the and national elections, by putting the advertisement materials on TV, radio, highly Ms. Evija
Transparency -
European Vote in visited internet portals, and to also do a social media advertising campaign via Goluba USD
International LV 12/31/2014
Latvia: Scale Up of Google AdWords and Facebook. The main objective is to get more unique visitors evija.goluba 13,320.00
Latvia - Delna
Voters Memory / potential voters to the webpage in order to reach at least 100,000 unique visitors,
Project including populations in Latvia and the Latvian diaspora who are currently residing
in other countries who are eligible to vote.

TI-EU office seeks to engage the public as its primary objective (1) to monitor
transnational campaign activities of EU political parties around common European
Transparency manifestos and common European candidates and (2) to assess the integrity of 01/01/2014
European Parliament AT, BE, Mr. Carl
International - those elected into the European Parliament in 2014. The project will involve public -
Integrity Watch CZ, HR, Dolan USD
Liaison Office to crowdsourcing tools at the European level to monitor pan-European campaign 10/30/2014
European Elections HU, IT, SI, brussels@tra 122,000.00
the European activities and potential conflicts of interests of new MEPs. The online outreach will
2014 and SK
Union aisbl be complemented by a European journey in south-central Europe to engage
young citizens during a trip to a range of major cities and encourage collective
monitoring through social media networks.

This project aims to counter the election MEPs from populist and far-right parties
All 28 EU
in Europe. Together with the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and
Lets demand Member 12/01/2013
Hope not Hate, UNITED will start a community mobilization campaign in all 28 EU Mr. Geert
equality! Local States, -
UNITED for Member States, while particularly focusing on France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, and Ates
community mostly 10/31/2014 USD
Intercultural the Netherlands. This project mobilizes local communities to act against the geert@united
mobilization for a focusing 100,000.00
Action election of populist/far-right parties. Local groups in these five countries will be againstracism
racism-free European on FR,
formed to organize meetings and door-to-door campaigns ahead of the EP .org
Parliament GR, HU,
elections to (1) encourage voters to register and vote; and (2) to vote for non-
and IT
extremist candidates.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount

The purpose is to develop a voting advice application for all 28 EU countries, but
rather than looking at election promises expressed by the various candidates, this
Reaching out to VAA is based on the actual voting records of MEPs, national party delegations, 10/01/2013 Mr. Michiel
voters ahead of the all 28 EU and European party groups since the last European elections in 2009. By voting - van Hulten USD
Votewatch CIC 2014 European Member on a set of 15-20 key issues which MEPs have also voted on, website users can 06/30/2014 cic@votewatc 148,500.00
Parliament elections States see to what extent the voting record of MEPs matches their own policy
(phase 2) preferences. New candidates will be given the option of creating a profile based on
the same set of 15 issues. The VoteWatch VAA will be available in all 24 official
EU languages, but its content will be the same in all countries.

The purpose of the grant it to implement the project MovEurope2014!, which aims
at raising awareness among (young) citizens on the upcoming EU-elections as
AT, BE, well as to encourage direct dialogue and exchange between citizens and
Young DE, ES, European policy makers on a number of selected topics. By bringing together 03/01/2014 Mr. Federico
European FR, HR, citizens and decision-makers at the local, national, and European levels, as well - Guerrieri USD
MovEurope2014! 11/01/2014
Federalists HU, IT, as candidates particularly young politicians from the entire political specter, federico.guerr 49,270.00
(JEF) NL, and JEF will provide ample space for exchange of views and discussion. The project
SK outcomes will be presented to European policy makers, with the final aim of
moving issues of particular concern to young people on the top of the political

Legacy grant from the Open Society Youth Initiative

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount

The project seeks to encourage young people to actively engage in political

processes, focusing on the 2014 European Parliamentary Elections. The project 08/01/2013
aims to achieve this by providing support tools developed centrally to bottom-up, - Mr. John USD
all 28 EU
European Youth League of Young 08/01/2014 Lisney
Member national, local and grassroots initiatives where direct campaigning, under the 237,000.00
Forum Voters II john.lisney@y
States League of Young Voters (LYV) banner takes place. LYV staff also aim to link up
these satellite initiatives where they overlap or can provide mutual support to each
other, and ensure a close coordination between online and offline actions.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

A grant done jointly with the OSF Information Program

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount

The overall goal of the project is to bring digital civil rights issues onto the agenda 11/01/2013 Ms. Kirsten
European European Election all 28 EU of the 2014 European Parliament election campaigns of all political parties, giving - Fiedler USD
Digital Rights Project: Member long-term leverage to European digital rights groups for the next five years. 06/30/2014 kirsten.fiedler 17,000.00
AISBL States Through an online platform, candidates for the European Parliament will be able
to endorse support of a digital rights Charter of ten principles.

OSIFE Elections Fund ECLP project Grantees

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount

The projects goal is to enable greater public scrutiny of the elections and to
Association for Ms. Cristinel USD
develop sanctioning mechanisms of extremist political messages and debates. 01/04/2014
the Defense of Buzatu
Participatory elections RO The projects relevance lies in the elections for the European Parliament (EP) in - 17,057.00
Human Rights cbuzatu@apa
May 2014 as well as Romanias presidential elections to be held at the end of 12/31/2014
in Romania
2014. The project is scheduled to start on April 1 and end on December 31, 2014.

HLHR's project aims to monitor and record points of this dynamically forming
Social trends in the
political agenda, with the aim of presenting a mirror to the political parties and 03/17/2014
post crisis Greek
society at large. The project's primary goal is to create and implement a Human - Ms. Eleni USD
Hellenic League society: Human
Rights Data Collector (HRDC). The HRDC is an index, which ranks the 06/25/2014 Takou
for Human rights, Racism, GR 19,200.00
candidates and political parties based on their position on some current human eleni.takou@
Rights Xenophobia in public
rights issues, such as freedom of religion, tolerance towards Muslim communities,
dialogue and political
and position on free speech issues. The issue of migrants and refugees also will
play an important role in the project.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

OSIFE Elections Fund At Home in Europe project Grantees

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
The purpose is to support the organization of workshops in the La Seyne sur Mar Ms. Fabrice USD
Association citizenship and
and in the PACA region (Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur, in France. The workshops 03/01/2014 Amaudruz
l'Universite du participation to FR 23,542.00
are based on the 'Advancing citizenship through knowledge and skills' project and - famaudruz.uc
Citoyen election in the PACA
aim to increase participation in the European and local elections. 02/28/2015
region, France

The grants purpose is to support Foundation Expo in arranging two education

camps for activists from antiracist organizations and movements in Swedens local 02/01/2014 Mr. Alexander
communities. The aim is to strengthen the infrastructure of Tillsammannsskapet - Bengtsson USD
Foundation Unity is our only
SE and train the activists for campaigns in the upcoming European election and the 06/06/2014 25,000.00
Expo option
later general election in Sweden. The grant will be used for providing transport, ngtsson@exp
loggings, education material for the people attending our educational camp and
covering administration costs.

Migrant Voice requests USD 40,000 towards operational support for the period
April 2014-March 2015 (PIJ and AHiE will each contribute USD 20,000). Funds
requested are for salaries, direct project expenses, production of the newspaper, 04/01/2014 Mr. Nazek
14 - 86e Core - USD
photos/films, IT costs and office rent and utilities, all of which represent Ramadan
Migrant Voice support to Migrant UK 03/31/2015 20,000.00
approximately 11% of the annual budget. The support will in particular help to nazek@migra
ensure uninterrupted operations and organizational development, publication of the
printed Migrant Voice newspaper, new media training and development of an
Election Working Group.

This project survey is intended to examine how they are represented and received
at the next elections. By conducting this survey, it is hoped that a debate can be
started which gives a voice to elected representatives originating from non- 10/01/2013
Ms. Nawel USD
2014 Municipal European immigration. The scope of this project survey will be limited to elected -
SOLIS Conseil Election Survey - Ile FR representatives with a non-European background (Sub-Saharan Africa, North 01/31/2014 8,790.00
de France regio Africa, Turkey and Asia, Antilles, Reunion). The area for the survey will be Ile-de-
France. The size of the study is limited to 250 respondents. SOLIS' study is a
quantitative one and this methodology is important to influence people's thinking on
what political options are available.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

OSIFE Hungary Project Grantees

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
The basic idea of the project has been informed by the lack of independent media
outlets in Hungary that have the ability to provide non-governmental, non-partisan
oversight over the campaign period as well as the elections in all the 106 electoral 10/01/2013 Mr. Gabor
districts. The primary goal of the project is to create a platform that enables and
444 Hungarian - Miklos Kardos USD
Civil Journalism HU empowers the Hungarian public to draw attention to potential anomalies, abuses 05/031/2014
Jeti Co. kardosg@444 49,500.00
and frauds during the campaign period prior to the 2014 general elections. The
project aims to ensure that the anomalies around the elections reach the attention
of the greater public. intends to mobilize its readers to participate in online
community action and contribute to the exploration of election frauds.

The project addresses the problem of young voters political passivity and
interprets it by locating the phenomenon in wider socio-political context. First of all,
the project aims to increase the younger generations willingness to engage more Ms. Szilvia
Communication Raise your voice, closely in politics and participate in the parliamentary elections. Secondly, the Varro USD
HU -
Center X train your politician! project entails the education of young voters in order to empower them to make varro.szilvia@ 180,000.00
informed decisions during the upcoming elections. Finally XKK intends to lay the
foundations for politically conscious and committed youth activism that can
contribute to political mobilization outside the scope of right extremist ideology.

KFIB aims to impose public pressure on political parties to come up with evidence-
Fiscal Fiscal Impact
based and sustainable programs instead of mere irresponsible populism. Within 06/01/2013
Responsibility Assessments of Mr. Balazs
the framework of the project KIFB proposes to publish fiscal impact assessments -
Institute Political Parties Romhany USD
HU first at the launching of the election campaigns followed by subsequent reports 05/31/2014
Budapest Public Running at the 2014 balazs.romha 23,000.00
evaluating new promises advertised during the campaign period. The analyses will
Service Non- Parliamentary
be published on the KFIB website and will be also available through the KFIB
profit Ltd. Elections
Facebook page.

The Classroom Theatre Project was first organized in 2010 by the request of the
Krisztina Polgar in Memory Fund. FGE published an open call for applications
aimed to generate theatrical shows that specifically target high school students.
Fge - The project, by taking advantage of the methods of theatrical education, intends to
Your concern? Your 10/01/2013 Ms. Viktria
Independently contribute to the development of young peoples self-understanding, social
right!: National - Kulcsr USD
Together Public HU sensitivity, their social, communication, self-expressive, and problem-solving skills
Classroom Theatre 06/30/2014 kulcsarviktori 45,000.00
Interest and strengthen their interest in public participation. By connecting the topics of
project a@fugeprodu
Association future career paths and political participation the project creates a unique
opportunity for participating youth to envision their future in its complexity and
explore the interrelations between their personal future and that of the greater
society in which they live.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
The project shall maintain and strengthen the cooperation of leading human rights Ms. Nora
Rule of Law
NGOs; the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), the Hungarian Civil Liberties Novoszadek
Defenders NGO
Hungarian Union (HCLU) and the Etvs Kroly Institute (EKINT). The coalition aims to nora.novosza
Platform Scrutinizing USD
Helsinki HU strengthen the voice and role of civil society to counterbalance the negative trends,
the New dek@helsinki.
Committee to raise domestic and international awareness among professionals, international 49,880.00
Constitutional hu
stakeholders, the media and the general public about attacks on and the
System in Hungary
importance of the rule of law and human rights.

The project intends to use the momentum that the 2014 general and EP elections
provide to launch a complex advocacy project that aims to raise public awareness Ms. Maria
Transparency of increasing corruption in Hungary with special attention to campaign financing. Barna
Joint Civil Action for USD
International HU The NGO coalition will develop a national anti-corruption minimum program that maria.barna
Fair Elections 117,403.00
Hungary targets politicians and political parties to impose pressure on them to take a stand @transparenc
by the promotion of transparency and accountability in terms of decision making
processes as well as allocation of public funds.

OSIFE Italy Project Grantees

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
The project focuses on the European elections period and its immediate aftermath.
It was implemented by Upre Roma and its partners in the main five regions of the
north of Italy: Piemonte, Lombardia, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Friuli-
Ms. Dijana
Political participation Venezia Giulia. In each region a conference was held in the capital to present the USD
01/01/2014- Pavlovic
Associazione of Roma in Italy - project. Additional meetings were held in various locations where Roma 26,100.00
IT 09/30/2014 pavlovic.dijan
Upre Roma 2014 EP elections communities are, to present the European Union, the vote, and why Roma should
be involved in what happens at EU level. Candidates were presented with
documents describing the Roma communities and their main issues of concerns:
need for a formal recognition as a minority; consultation when political decisions
affecting them are discussed and adopted; countering anti Roma racism.
This Roma campaign aimed to raise awareness and improve active Romas
participation to political life; strengthen participation in the upcoming European
12/01/2013- Mr.
elections; empower of a group of Roma activists; reach out to candidates and local
06/30/2014 Nazzareno USD
authorities. The project was implemented in 8 Italian central and southern regions:
Fondazione Politeia Roman- Guarnieri 25,000.00
IT Lazio, Calabria, Abruzzo, Emilia Romagna, Molise, Toscana, Marche and Puglia.
Romani Italia Roman Citizenship progettazione
Activities were organized and implemented locally by eight young Roma activists
(one in each covered region) who took part in the Fuochi Attivi educational
project, a higher education training course for young Roma activists, organized in
2012-2013 by the Roman Foundation.

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE)

Open Society Fund to Counter Xenophobia Grantees

Project Project Contact Awarded

Organization Project title countries Project description Term person amount
The purpose of this grant is to strengthen ENARs communication and advocacy
skills vis--vis the European Parliament, especially in view of the upcoming EP
European 10/01/2013 Mr. Michael
Mobilizing MEPs in election in May 2014, with the support of a part-time consultant. The specific
Network - Privot USD
the European EU level objectives include improving ENARs advocacy, ensure the existence of the anti-
Against Racism 09/30/2014 michael@ena 49,900.00
Parliament racism and diversity intergroup (ARDI) continues in the next term of the EP (2014-
2019), and strengthen the collaborative capacity of ENAR and ARDI in order to
increase their political output.
The aim of the project is to empower ethnic minority women and women of migrant
Minority Women - background ahead of the May 2014 European elections and, ideally, to increase
Equal Votes - Equal their representation in the European Parliament. This first pilot phase involved Ms. Cecile
European Voices. Mentoring for EU level recruitment of MEPs to serve as mentors and selection of the first group of eleven 10/01/2013 Greboval USD
Women's Lobby Change in view of the minority women leaders. The Fund to Counter Xenophobia and At Home in Europe - greboval@wo 98,465.00
2014 European Project provided financial support, and the Open Society European Policy Institute 12/31/2014
elections (follow-up) contributed to the training session on populism, communications and how to
respond to racist and sexist speech during parliamentary debates.
The purpose is to provide a community organizers training program for local anti-
hate organizations, especially those wishing to engage in the 2014 European
Mr. Nick
elections. The training model will combine the experience, the organizing and
UK, FR, 10/01/2013 Lowles
HOPE not hate campaigning skills developed and used by HOPE not hate in the UK and by United USD
HOPE Camp HU, NL, - nicklowles1@
Educational Ltd We Dream in the US. Through training sessions they will help participants 93,740.00
and SE 05/31/2014
understand how change works, both politically through action and electoral
mobilization and at a community level around developing shared identities and a
common narrative.

Campaign to counter The project is built around the March municipal and May European elections in
the growth of France as critical moments to engage and counter the racist and xenophobic Mr. Pierre
Ligue des droits xenophobia and far elements they expect will be active during the campaigns. The objectives are to Tartakowsky USD
FR -
de l'Homme right groups in 2014 counter and deconstruct xenophobic ideas; to prevent the far-right from gaining ptartakowsky 66,050.00
European and seats in the local executive councils, and to limit the impact and influence of
Municipal elections xenophobic ideas during the European elections.
Intervention program The projects overall objective is to reduce the number of racist and xenophobic
in the Catalan votes in the European elections in 2014 and, more importantly, in the local Ms. Alba
municipalities against elections of 2015 in Catalonia. The goal will be achieved through two strands of 12/01/2013 Cuevas
SOS Racisme
the racist and ES activities: on one hand extensive information on the PxC and other racist parties - organitzacio USD
Catalunya 11/30/2014
xenophobic discourse speech and actions at local level will be gathered; on the other hand @sosracisme 80,000.00
in the upcoming communication actions targeting the Catalan society will be designed and .org
elections implemented, with the objective to promote tolerance and social cohesion.